What Employers Can and Can’t Ask You in an Interview

There are many steps involved in getting a job.  One critical part of the hiring process is the interview.  Over the past few years, many employers have opted for virtual interviews rather than just meeting in person. One part of the interview that hasn’t changed is what employers can and can’t ask you during the ...

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Conquering the Sisyphean Task of the Writing Sample

Choosing a writing sample (or samples) is a tricky part of applying for graduate school or positions in the writing and editing space. How do you choose the work that best shows your talents and matches the vibe of the program or position you are applying to? Even trickier, what if you have never written ...

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Messaging People on LinkedIn

You clicked this post so hopefully, I don’t have to sell this too hard, but I want to impress on you that the value in having a robust personal and professional network is that your connections can help surface previously inaccessible job opportunities, provide professional development opportunities, provide career or professional mentorship, dispense grad school ...

The Pros and Cons of Working on Campus

It has been said that universities are like mini-cities. They require many departments to complete a wide variety of tasks in order to run successfully. A number of these departments employ current students part-time. If you are considering a job on BU’s campus, read to learn more about the pros and cons of on-campus jobs. ...

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Employer Perspectives: Marina Giliver of Capital One

CCD Editor’s Note: The CCD is proud to use its Employer Perspectives series to showcase the diverse, exciting, and engaged employers that recruit BU students. The following post is a conversation with Marina Giliver. Marina is a Director of Software Engineering at Capital One. With over 20 years of experience, Marina held engineering leadership roles at Thomson ...

Employer Perspectives: Ángeles Riera of Delta Partners

CCD Editor’s Note: The CCD is proud to use its Employer Perspectives series to showcase the diverse, exciting, and engaged employers that recruit BU students. Please tell us a little about your organization:Our TMT-sector specialization (Telecoms, Media and Tech), strategy and executional capabilities, on-the-ground presence in different geographies and our 360-degree perspective sets us apart while ...

What is Your Greatest Weakness

As you’re getting ready to interview, it’s important to prepare for commonly asked questions, including “What is your greatest weakness?”. This question can be challenging, so let’s walk through some strategies for addressing this question successfully! What are interviewers looking to learn?  With each interview question, it’s important to consider what your audience wants to ...

Looking for an Internship for International Students

Are you thinking about looking for an internship right now? Let’s start with the basics – Why get an internship? There are so many benefits to getting an internship and further developing your skills.  Employers are seeking students who can show that they have built their transferable skills from previous experiences as well as their ...

How to Maintain a Work-life Balance While Still Showing You Care at Your First Job

A new job or internship is an opportunity for a clean slate. It takes time to get to know the people, the job responsibilities, and the culture, but it only takes a few weeks to create a routine that will set you up for success in the long run. It is only natural that you ...

How to Leverage Summer Job Skills (Lifeguard, Camp Counselor, Hospitality)

Every workplace needs employees with different skills, strengths, and natural or acquired talents. Leveraging your skills is defined as showing the strengths you are good at and utilizing them to your advantage. Summer jobs provide unique opportunities to gain valuable life-long skills and knowledge. Start by identifying your skills. Think about what you excel in ...

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